Stuart Gordon, Iconic Horror Director of Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dies at 72


A sad day for horror fans as legendary director Stuart Gordon has passed away. The iconic horror filmmaker who gave us such cult classics as Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon, Castle Freak, The Pit and the Pendulum, Dolls and many more, was 72 years old.

Stuart Gordon has a faceted body of work not only in the horror genre, but in science fiction as well as the stage. A huge fan of H. P. Lovecraft, Gordon adapted several Lovecraft stories for the screen which includes Re-Animator, From Beyond, Castle Freak (from The Outsider), and Dagon, as well an episode of Mick Garris’ Masters of Horror, “Dreams in the Witch-House”.

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A true staple of 80s horror and beyond,Stuart Gordon’s storytelling was a gift. Friends, fellow filmmakers, and stars of Gordon’s films have been giving their tributes to the storyteller via social media.

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